Fernanda Santana is a journalist based in Salvador, a city in northeastern Brazil. She graduated in journalism from the Federal University of Bahia. She also completed an extension course in Creative Writing from Wesleyan University, USA. As a reporter, she covers topics related to in-depth journalism, socio-environmental conflicts, justice and work. Today, she produces special reports for Jornal CORREIO, the most read newspaper in the north and northeast of Brazil. She also works as a freelance reporter and has collaborated with high profile national media including Estadão newspaper, the magazine Piauí and the investigative journalism website Agência Pública. Between 2020 and 2021, she was recognised for her articles about women from the Brazilian hinterland and the treatment of chemical dependency in therapeutic communities. For this work, produced in collaboration with Agência Retruco, she was a finalist for the Vladmir Herzog award, a Brazilian award for journalists who excel in the coverage of human rights issues in the national press.